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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 1.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 10.2% and is now 1.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Virginia 9.4% -1.8 +6.6
Charlottesville 8.6% -1.6 +6.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in April 2020 at 12,152. There are now 1,786 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 10,366 -1,786 +7,197

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 8.6% 10,366
April
2020
14.7% 11.2% 10.2% 12,152
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 3.0% 3,701
February
2020
3.5% 2.6% 2.3% 2,920
January
2020
3.6% 2.7% 2.4% 2,960
December
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.3% 2,922
November
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 2,943
October
2019
3.6% 2.7% 2.4% 2,976
September
2019
3.5% 2.7% 2.4% 3,012
August
2019
3.7% 2.7% 2.5% 3,051
July
2019
3.7% 2.7% 2.5% 3,089

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.